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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,610 People

    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    I am losing it.... feeling

    so down and honestly i can't break free..... this is the worst I've been in years i don't want to feel this way...... I just can't
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I really do not know what to do anymore.

    At home I am constantly berated by my mother for "not moving forward" with my depression. She just told me how disappointing as a son and useless I am. The problem is that I have nowhere to go, nowhere to escape to. She threatens to kick me out and berates me everyday. I don't...
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression

    when I was 15, my Mum died when I was 14. It has been really hard to cope with my really low moods and chronic suicidal feelings. I have finally found an antidepressant that helps a bit so my depression has eased a little. I still struggle with my emotions and moods and I used...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I struggle with SAD, Seasonal Affective

    Disorder, otherwise known as Summer Blues. It's hard to see the weather warm up, I can't help but start to feel more depressed and hide deeper in my bedroom. I can't be the only one who depresses over the summer heat...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My pain just rise day

    after day my depression becoming insane I can't bear this loneliness :'( I need support
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I have been battling severe depression

    for ages now and the other day I decided I need to do something but I just cant face going to the doctors and talking about it especially since im not an open person about whats going on in my head so I decided to try st johns wort its only my first day using it but im worried...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    A few months ago I was forced into an abusive

    relationship and it got extremely stressful. My acne broke out really bad and I started having bad chest pain and respiratory problems. I also started failing all my classes. I was hit and robbed of $200. Cops got involved and now I never have to deal with him again. But now I'm...
    BB97 BB97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I feel like an animal.

    not human. something is tearing at my bones and ripping at my soul all the time. I can't sit still. ever. it's clawing at my skin. begging to be released. pain. deep inside my core. it's draining every bit of energy I ever had in me. it tires me. I get so exhausted. I just want...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Growing up i never had any real friends,

    I was always that loner kid who would just sit alone and talk to himself just waiting for the day to go by. Obviously I got bullied and beaten up, and id come home crying asking myself what i had done wrong. I didnt want my parents knowing so I tried hiding my emotions. In...
    RXDX RXDX 16-17, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    It's funny, not a single one of the people I

    consider "my friends" on here asked me how I was after I posted a few depressing posts and even one about suicide. I know it's not their job nor do I usually care, but when strangers give more of a **** than my "friends" it's pretty sad.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I thought it had quietened down,

    gone somewhere else for awhile, buts it's come back. I want to cut myself again but I can't for fear someone would see them. I really don't know what to do. I go to school and I'm fine, my mind is distracted. Then I get home and it's like a bombshell pressing down on me. I can't...
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I'm angry, I'm angry at the limitations my

    disability has on me. I'm angry that my wonderful and loving parents never knew how to deal with someone who is hard of hearing.im angry that I am lacking when it comes to my peers. I'm angry that due to my limitations, and as intelligent as I am, my brain still process...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Im dying inside yes im breathing

    but inside im so sad so desperate so lonely néed care And lové néed hugs ànyone to be on my side until the end of time
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Nothing is going right

    for me. I can't feel better. I tried getting help and the first phychiatrist/therapist I had was a total jerk. I was supposed to see another one yesterday but he wasn't there and I now have to wait another month. I'm barely hanging on. I got blades to hurt myself and I am...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    It's weird sometimes I'm

    so happy that it almost seems so unreal. Then out of no where it just hits me. I literally alienate myself from everyone and everything and I just start to cry and sometimes it's just for a moment and sometimes it's for days. I'll lay and bed and just curl up into a ball and cry...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    --Suicide isn't about wanting to die-- Someone

    can have all the potential in the world. They can be a prodigy with incredible talent. They can have a lot of other things too - money, beauty, and a thousand pieces of gold. But if they're not happy inside... People don't lose their desire to be alive because they don't have...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Today the weak one was nervous

    and scared. But she realized what the problem was. She knew that she could not fight the enemy alone. She thought: I may be weak and nervous, but at least I am smart. So she came up with a foolproof escape plan. She closed herself in the safe place to wait for reason to come to...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I've been feeling really depressed this week

    and idk why. I just feel alone and actually have had suicidal thoughts again
    Stillmatic97 Stillmatic97 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was stupid to think I could ever be anything

    without it. my depression defines me. it's all that I'll ever have. all ill ever be. I can't just be happy. it hurts more than being depressed and I know that doesn't make sense but it's true for me.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I ever wonder if I ever be happy

    and can I go at lest one day with out feeling down and if I ever have friends or gf and not feel so hole all I want to be is happy but it maybe not meant to be
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I've been dealing with severe depression

    and anxiety for quite some time now. I'm getting to the point where my usual distractions from suicidal thoughts and self harm are no longer working as effectively. I am running out of options. Help.
    Enveleyna Enveleyna 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know that depression is a hard battle to

    fight all the time, I live that way myself, but once in a while I try hard to shine for you. Here is a little something for your heart. love you. "EVERYDAY" Everyday I see your smile, It makes me want to smile. Everyday I hear your voice, It makes me want to shout, you are my...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I guess there can be times

    where it is unpleasant to be around. I can leave... Which can give me ideas. Ideas that are unhealthy and have lead to scars.
    marandakate marandakate 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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